There is no doubt that life is filled with challenges. Some are expected, while others sneak up on us and catch us off guard. If you’ve ever been faced with a challenge and felt overwhelmed and uncertain, then you have experienced adversity in one of its myriad forms. While some people embrace adversity, others collapse and become defeated and simply give up.
So what makes the difference? Why do some people give up while others get going when faced with similar circumstances? The key is how you perceive adversity. If you see adversity as something that is “bad” and should be avoided at all cost you will more than likely be the type of person that avoids taking risks and thereby live a life of quiet desperation. On the other hand, if you’re the type of person who can see adversity as an ally and look forward to embracing change, then you are more than likely the type of person who will experience a life filled with infinite possibilities.
Shakespeare said it best when he stated “Nothing is either good or bad until you think it so.” So when it comes to adversity, if you choose to see it as an ally and an opportunity for growth, it will become a tool to equip you with everything you need to live an extraordinary life.
So in the words of Booker T. Washington “Success is not to be measured by what one accomplishes in life, success is to be measured by what one overcomes while trying to succeed.”
The key to success is to turn adversity into allies and use them as stepping stones to live the life of your dreams.